Northeastern Oklahoma is lake country, pure and simple. There are plenty of reasons to visit this part of the state—the phenomenal cities, tallgrass prairies and wildlife preserves are just a few of them—but lakeside fun and relaxation is far and away the area’s biggest draw. We profiled the popular Grand Lake O' the Cherokees in our overview of Oklahoma's top lakes, but there are so many more fantastic lakes to be found in the region. Since it can be hard to figure out what lake is perfect for your next getaway, we’ve made it easier by overviewing some of the region’s top lakes and highlighting their most unique attractions. If you’re not already planning your next Green Country lakeside getaway, this rundown might be just the inspiration you need.Learn More
Will Rogers Memorial Museum
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore features art and artifacts pertaining to the life of Oklahoma's favorite son, Will Rogers. Explore 12 galleries in the expansive 16,652 sq. ft. museum and you'll find countless photographs and manuscripts documenting Will Rogers' life as a trick roper, Vaudeville performer, movie star, radio commentator, newspaper columnist, author and philosopher.
The Will Rogers Memorial Museum also contains original artwork by Charles Russell, Jo Davidson, Electra Waggoner, Wayne Cooper, Charles Banks Wilson and Count Tamburini. Check out the children's area or browse through Will Rogers' artifacts, memorabilia, saddle collection and the 2,400 sq. ft. research library and archives. Classic Will Rogers movies also play in the museum daily.
The site of the museum was originally acquired by Will Rogers to build a retirement home and was donated by his family after his passing. The grounds contain the tomb of Will Rogers chiseled with his famous quotation: "I never met a man I didn't like." The museum also contains a gift shop with books, CDs, videos, art and scores of souvenir items.
Seniors (62 & older): $5
Children (0-5): Free
Children (6-17): $3 While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.